All 2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 Recalls

Category Date Summary
Lighting 14 April 2014 Mercedes-benz usa, llc (mercedes) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 c300, c300 4matic, c350, and c63 amg vehicles manufactured january 26, 2007, through july 13, 2011. in the affected vehicles, a poor electrical ground connection may result in the dimming or failure of the tail lights.

Most Recent 2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 Consumer Complaints

Component Date of Report Summary
Electrical System 25 June 2014 I have a 2008 mercedes benz c350. the rear passenger taillight malfunctioned causing me to be pulled over by the police. mercedes benz has since recalled the faulty tail lights and is scheduled to release replacement parts to mb dealers next month. however, it seems the entire electrical system is defective. sometimes the radio station changes when i adjust the cabin air temperature (air conditioner). the dashboard control panel constantly displays warning messages about failing headlights and side markers. aside from the recalled passenger taillight which is visibly dimmer than the driver side taillight, the other lights appeared to be working fine. yesterday the fuel gauge indicator and the coolant indicator on the dash came on - the antifreeze and fuel tanks are both full. i had a mechanic look at the lights, only to discover the plastic housing is completely singed and melted in the headlights and side markers, just like it is in the defective recalled taillight. the car is one over-priced fire trap - at this point i don't feel safe driving it. what is even more disturbing to me, is that mercedes benz is well aware of electrical problems with the c class. there are thousands of complaints about this issue online - posted to blogs and nhtsa website. mercedes is trying to piece-meal out a remedy. meanwhile, this is a big safety issue! when will nhtsa recall the entire mercedes c class line due to defective electrical issues?
Exterior Lighting 25 June 2014 I have a 2008 mercedes benz c350. the rear passenger taillight malfunctioned causing me to be pulled over by the police. mercedes benz has since recalled the faulty tail lights and is scheduled to release replacement parts to mb dealers next month. however, it seems the entire electrical system is defective. sometimes the radio station changes when i adjust the cabin air temperature (air conditioner). the dashboard control panel constantly displays warning messages about failing headlights and side markers. aside from the recalled passenger taillight which is visibly dimmer than the driver side taillight, the other lights appeared to be working fine. yesterday the fuel gauge indicator and the coolant indicator on the dash came on - the antifreeze and fuel tanks are both full. i had a mechanic look at the lights, only to discover the plastic housing is completely singed and melted in the headlights and side markers, just like it is in the defective recalled taillight. the car is one over-priced fire trap - at this point i don't feel safe driving it. what is even more disturbing to me, is that mercedes benz is well aware of electrical problems with the c class. there are thousands of complaints about this issue online - posted to blogs and nhtsa website. mercedes is trying to piece-meal out a remedy. meanwhile, this is a big safety issue! when will nhtsa recall the entire mercedes c class line due to defective electrical issues?
Exterior Lighting 23 April 2014 The rear passenger tail lamps are dimming to about half the normal strength. the bulbs are all fine, but i am getting notices on the dash that the lights need to get checked. i checked the rear light harness and it appears the electrical connector has melted so that it can't be removed from the component that actually holds the bulbs. i am concerned that this might be a fire hazard. the electrical failure also seems to be affecting the horn. there are two horns on this car. one is on the drivers side and one on the passenger side. the passenger side horn is not functioning. it appears like there is weak to no electrical power on that side of the car. this is extremely dangerous too as i can't warn other cars on the road if needed.

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